Research and Commentaries

Research & Commentary: Oregon Carbon Tax

October 13, 2014

On August 14, 2013, Oregon passed a bill authorizing a study of the feasibility of a statewide carbon tax. The study is expected to be presented to legislators on November 15, 2014.

Research & Commentary: Georgia Common Core

October 13, 2014

On September 24, 2014, a Georgia House Study Committee on the Role of the Federal Government in Education examined Common Core State Standards.

Research & Commentary: Nuclear Power

October 13, 2014

Almost 20 percent of the United States’ electricity is generated by nuclear power, with more than 100 nuclear power units in 31 states.

Research & Commentary: SNAP Update and the Return of Work Requirements

October 10, 2014

For the first time in several years, the number of enrollees in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the food assistance program also known as food stamps, has begun to shrink in m

Research & Commentary: New Jersey Estate Taxes

October 10, 2014

Few taxes imposed by state or local governments are more controversial than the estate tax, popularly referred to as the “death tax.” Estate taxes are levies on property transferred from a deceased

Research & Commentary: Corporate Tax Inversions

October 6, 2014

The United States currently has the highest corporate tax rate among the 34 nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), in addition to being one of the few nations

Research & Commentary: Common Core Math Standards

October 3, 2014

The United States scores below the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average in mathematics literacy, behind 29 other nations, predominantly from Europe.

Research & Commentary: The Export-Import Bank

October 3, 2014

Globalization is making promoting trade crucial to maintaining and expanding the U.S. economy.

Research & Commentary: U.S. Growth in Non-Teacher Staff

October 3, 2014

The United States spends more of its operating budget on non-teaching personnel than every other country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), except Denmark.

Research & Commentary: New Jersey Renewable Portfolio Standard

October 3, 2014

The New Jersey Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires all state utilities serving retail customers to procure 22.5 percent of the electricity they sell from renewable sources by 2021.

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